Innovative Superclusters Initiative
Canada is in a global innovation race, competing with countries around the world for the most talented people, the newest technologies, and the fastest-growing companies. As part of the Innovation and Skills Plan—an agenda to spark growth and help Canada realize its potential as a global leader in innovation — the Government intends to accelerate business-led innovation superclusters to deliver real results for Canadians.
As you know, Budget 2017 proposed to invest up to $950 million to support a small number of business-led innovation superclusters that have the greatest potential to accelerate economic growth. The Government plans to invest in superclusters that will enhance Canada’s global competitiveness by focusing on highly innovative industries such as advanced manufacturing, agri-food, clean technology, digital technology, health/bioscience and clean resources, as well as infrastructure and transportation. These superclusters will become engines of innovation that support the development and growth of globally competitive Canadian companies, and ensure that Canada continues to develop and attract the best ideas, brightest talent and smart capital necessary for success.
Yesterday, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced further details on the application processes for the Innovation Superclusters Initiative. Please visit our website to find out more about how this program will help Canada realize its potential as a global leader in innovation. The website also has a portal that will allow you to register for upcoming information sessions and webinars.
If you require additional information about the program, please contact:
Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-328-6189
Telephone (Ottawa): 613-954-5031
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